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Best Plus Size Clothing Stores in Korea:

Today I am bringing you some in-person stylish clothing stores. And yes, they don’t just sell any clothes, they are genuine plus size clothing stores – in Korea!

The Struggle to Find Plus Size Clothing Stores in Korea

So, I am pretty sure that nearly every expat has had at least one encounter with an item of clothing that they have fallen in love with, but sadly it just wouldn’t fit. It has happened to me… so many times I have stopped counting. 

Most Korean clothing stores sell infamous free sizes. It is just one single standard size that clothing is available in. This size varies from store to store, and between clothing items. However, in most stores, the biggest size you can find is a US size 6 (Korean 95). Even then, the measurements very rarely accommodate larger chest and hip sizes. It is not uncommon for even thin expat and immigrant women to have trouble finding properly fitting clothing in South Korea.

The Dreaded Task

With the seasons changing and the weather becoming colder and colder, I was faced with having to buy new clothes. You see, I am not a fan of buying clothes. I don’t have much energy when it comes to trying them on or going from store to store in search of something that fits properly. It’s just not a fun experience.

But, my thick thighs have managed to grind up all of my jeans… a problem that many curvy girls face. It wasn’t a problem at all for a few months because my jeans had been left in the back of my closet during the humid Korean summer. But now, the weather is cold. This, means it is time to execute the daunting task of finding a plus size clothing store in Korea.

Richmood: Hongdae

Now I am in need of jeans, pants, sweaters and more. And since I am not a lover of jumping into all of the stores to try to find something new, I decided to look for online shops. The only thing is, sizes are harder to measure when you are buying online.

So, this is one of the reasons I am introducing you to Richmood. They have both a physical store and an online one too. Online, every single pant’s measurements are listed (hip width, pant length, and waist width too). Ever since I stumbled upon this store, I have not wanted to look anywhere else. Plus, at the in-person location, you can try everything on to make sure it fits you perfectly.

They have a wide variety of clothes that will fit curvy girls, but with the beauty of Korean clothes. So, more than just buying the clothes that will fit me, for the first time in Korea, I could also buy clothes that I liked. 

This store also has an in-real-life place you can go to and try the fits. So, if you are the opposite of me and like trying out outfit after outfit, you can go directly to their store address and have a nice evening trying out different styles and clothing items. I am sure you will end up taking more than one clothing item with you at the end of your visit!

Richmood (리치무드)
Address:  29-7 Seongmisan-ro 29-gil, Mapo-Gu, Seoul
Korean Address: 서울시 마포구 연남동 245-48
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat & Sun: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Romistory: Hongdae

Romistory is probably the most accessible in-person plus size store in South Korea. They have multiple locations all over the country. Also, the store offers a lot more options, styles, and sizes than Richmood. However, it is a little bit pricier, but the items are also better made.

Most of the items in the in-person store are plus size, but there are a few options for people in the normal Korean size range too. Plus, they offer a few options in sizes that are above standard Korean plus size. Standard Korean plus sizes are from around a US size 8 to 16. They have sizes up to around a US 22.

There are some drawbacks to Romistory though. Their tops tend to be made for people with longer-than-average torsos and there is a real lack of plus size models on their online store, and social media. For this reason, I prefer not to shop at Romistory online. However, if you enjoy in-person shopping, I recommend checking them out.

Romistory (로미스토리 플래그십스토어 홍대점)
Address:  23 Wausan-ro 17-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Korean Address: 서울 마포구 와우산로17길 23
Operating Hours: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Romistory: Other Locations (Gyeonggi, Busan, Daegu, & Daejeon)

Seoul

Romistory Lotte Department Store Myeongdong (로미스토리 롯데백화점영플라자 명동)
Address: Lotte Young Plaza 67 Namdaemun-Ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (3rd floor)
Korean Address: 서울 중구 남대문로 67 3층
Hours: 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Romistory Starfield Coex (로미스토리 스타필드 코엑스점)
Address: R111-Ho, B1 Yeongdongdae-Ro, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul
Korean Address: 서울 강남구 영동대로 513 B1층 R111호
Hours: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Romistory Guro (로미스토리 구로점)
Address: 550 Shiheungdae-Ro, Guri-Gu, Seoul
Korean Address: 서울 구로구 시흥대로 559
Hours: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Romistory Mario Outlet Gansan (로미스토리 마리오아울렛 가산점)
Address: 2nd Floor, Room 3, Mario Outlet, 266 Cherryblossom-Ro, Gold Stream-Gu, Seoul
Korean Address: 서울 금천구 벚꽃로 266 마리오아울렛 3관 2층
Hours: 10:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Romistory Lotte Department Store Gimpo Airport (로미스토리 롯데백화점 김포공항점)
Address: Main Floor, Lotte Department Store, 77 Haneul-Gil, Gangseo-Gu, Seoul
Korean Address: 서울 강서구 하늘길 77 롯데백화점 MF층
Hours: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Gyeonggi

Romistory UiJeongbu (로미스토리 의정부점)
Address: 72 Beon-gil, 1298 Hanguk-Ro, Uijeongbu-Shi, Gyeonggi
Korean Address: 경기 의정부시 호국로1298번길 72
Hours: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Romistory Anyang Station (로미스토리 엔터식스 안양역점)
Address: B1, Enter6, 232 Manan-Ro, Manan-Gu, Anyang-Si, Gyeonggi
Korean Address: 경기 안양시 만안구 만안로 232 엔터식스 지하1층
Hours: 10:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Romistory Bundang Seoheyon (로미스토리 분당 서현점)
Address: 1 Fl, Piaza CoCo Building, 19 Bundang53Beon-Gil, Bundang-Gu, Seongnam Korean Address: 경기 성남시 분당구 분당로53번길 19 피아자코코빌딩 1층
Hours: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Romistory Lotte Mall Suwon (로미스토리 롯데백화점 수원점)
Address: 296-77 Seodun-Dong, Kwonseon-Gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi
Korean Address: 경기 수원시 권선구 서둔동 296-77
Hours: 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Romistory AK Plaza Wonju (로미스토리 AK플라자 원주점)
Address: 2 Fl AK Plaza, 1 Bonghwa-Ro, Wonju-si, Gangwon
Korean Address: 강원 원주시 봉화로 1 AK플라자 2층
Hours: 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Daejeon

Romistory Lotte Mall Daejeon (로미스토리 롯데백화점 대전점)
Address: 8 Fl, Lotte Mall, 598 Gyeryong-Ro, Seo-Gu, Daejeon
Korean Address: 대전 서구 계룡로 598 롯데백화점 8층
Hours: 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Daegu

Romistory Lotte Mall Daegu (로미스토리 롯데백화점 대구점)
Address: 5 Fl, Lotte Mall, 161 Taepyeong-Ro, Buk-Gu, Daegu
Korean Address: 대구 북구 태평로 161 롯데백화점 5층
Hours: 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Busan

Romistory Lotte Mall Busan (로미스토리 롯데백화점 부산본점)
Address: 7 Fl, 772 Gayadae-Ro, Busanjin-Gu, Busan
Korean Address: 부산 부산진구 가야대로 772 7층
Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Final Words on Plus Size Clothing Stores in Korea

Finding Plus size clothing stores, that not only sell clothes that fit, but also match your style can be really difficult. But, I hope that these stores can help you find something that truly suits you. If you find other plus size stores here in Korea, please help a curvy beauty out and leave it in the comments section below. Thank you!

If you prefer shopping online, Click Here for a diverse list of online plus-size shops in South Korea. You can find underwear, swimsuits, office wear, and more!

🇨🇱 Dani

Biotechnology student, vanilla latte lover, plus sized latina.